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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India.
Look, Listen, and Speak (Revision course)
From the Midlands
A booklet entitled 'Look, Listen, and Speak', printed in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, and English, with vocabularies and revision lessons, can be obtained from booksellers, or from [address removed] price 4s 6d. (by Post 5s. 2d.: crossed postal order)

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O' Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)
(to 12.45)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu cyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn a Mary Middleton.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton

: Watch with Mother: Pogles' Wood: 12: Cake Crumbs

For the very young


Voices: Olwen Griffiths
Voices: Steve Woodman
Voices/Script and production: Oliver Postgate
Puppets and settings: Peter Firmin
Music: Vernon Elliott

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: Jackanory: Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Meets a Heffalump

by A.A. Milne
with pictures by E.H. Shepard.
With Ronald Eyre
Today: Piglet Meets a Heffalump


Storyteller: Ronald Eyre
Author: A.A. Milne
Pictures: E.H. Shepard

: The Fire Fighters

Written by Henry Marshall.
Three hundred years ago a few men tried to put out the Great Fire of London with buckets and water squirts. This film shows how the Fire Service has developed since those days.


Writer: Henry Marshall
Narrator: Richard Baker
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Boss Cat: The Unscratchables

A film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Boss Cat.

The Gang, led by T.C., indulge in a little gang warfare which revolves around Benny the Ball.

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
With Michael Aspel, Richard Baker, Michael Sullivan, Robert Williams.
Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presenter: Richard Baker
Reporter: Michael Sullivan
Reporter: Robert Williams

: Bilko Returns: You'll Never Get Rich: The Secret Life of Bilko

A selection from one of the funniest television comedy series You'll Never Get Rich.
Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

The Secret Life of Bilko ...is very hush-hush!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Top Firm: Third Quarterfinal: Smiths Industries Ltd. Aviation Division, Cheltenham v. Holman Brothers Ltd., Camborne

A general knowledge tournament between firms throughout Britain.
Question-Master, Kenneth Horne
From Cheltenham


Question-Master: Kenneth Horne
Director: Tony Broughton
Producer: John Harrison

: Tomorrow's World

The television magazine which reports on what's new today for those interested in tomorrow.

Introduced by Raymond Baxter.

A weekly look at the world's fast-changing scientific, technological, and medical scene.

See facing page


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Michael Barnes
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Michael Weigall
Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: The Heavyweight Boxing Championship of Europe: Karl Mildenberger (West Germany) Holder v. Billy Walker (West Ham) Challenger

A recording of last night's big fight at the Harry Levene promotion at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.
See page 37


Boxer: Karl Mildenberger
Boxer: Billy Walker
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation: A.P. Wilkinson

: Softly, Softly: Appointment in Wyvern

by Elwyn Jones.
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins, Gilbert Wynne as Det.-Con. Dwyer, David Quilter as P.C. Tanner
and Robert Keegan as Mr. Blackitt
with John Barron as Assistant Chief Con. Gilbert
See page 38


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Brian Parker
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
Det.-Con. Dwyer: Gilbert Wynne
P.C. Tanner: David Quilter
Mr. Blackitt: Robert Keegan
Assistant Chief Con. Gilbert: John Barron
Prosecuting Counsel: David Conville
Judge: Redmond Phillips
Defence counsel: Peter Hughes
Moxon: Ronald Govey
Pete Lucas: Mike Gambon
Mary Rhys: Jacki Piper
Mrs. Lucas: Sylvia Osborne
Miss Lloyd: Andrea Lawrence
Collings: Maurice Quick

: The Wednesday Play: A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer's Assistant

by Thomas Murphy.
With T. P. McKenna, Elizabeth Begley, Fionnuala Flanagan
See page 37


Writer: Thomas Murphy
Music arranged and conducted by: Kate O'Connor
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Lionel Harris
Director: James MacTaggart
John Joe Moran: T.P. McKenna
Mother: Elizabeth Begley
Father: Will Leighton
Mona: Fionnuala Flanagan
Alec Moran: Paul Farrell
Father Daly: Dominic Roche
Mr. Mullins: Michael Mara
Mrs. Mullins: Pauline Delany
Mr. Brown: Dermot Tuohy
Pakey Garvey: Peter Mayock
Mrs. Smith: Kitty Fitzgerald
Agnes: Finnuala O'Shannon
Pension Officer: Denis McCarthy
Miko: David Kelly
Mr. Sweeney: Charles O'Rourke

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Assistant Editor: Richard Francis
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Conversations with Glenn Gould: The Interpretation of Beethoven

Second of four informal programmes shown last year on BBC-2 in which the controversial Canadian pianist talks and plays to Humphrey Burton.
Tonight's subject: The Interpretation of Beethoven
(April 5: Arnold Schoenberg)


Interviewee/Pianist: Glenn Gould
Presenter/Producer: Humphrey Burton
Director: Mario Prizek

: Readings in St. John's Gospel

by William Temple.
"An attempt to share my own thoughts as I read the profoundest of all writings."

Close Down


Author: William Temple
Reader: Noel Howlett
Reader: William Dexter

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